My older 2007 has the 3.6 VR6 and it has been AMAZING. I was just thinking this week how it has now been through over 12 years of my marriage…owed it before I met my wife. My poor old lab is on his last leg and I owned it before him, I have four kids now with my wife, it has towed three of our travel trailers, countless utility trailers, motorcycle trailers, and other stuff. It has been in muddy fields, pulled itself out of ditches, endured hitting a curb at 30 mph without somehow damaging any suspension components, it has been in snow ice, and so much more. It has needed a center main bushing and a ton of batteries, tires, oil, and fuel. When I changed its spark plugs they looked brand new.
It has always gotten home on its own power, never left my stranded and has started EVERY time but one (dead battery) without issue. It has NEVER had a CEL on…not once (I hope I don’t jinks that).
It is a dog to drive, but is the most reliable vehicle I have every owned. Tuesday this week, in the middle of the night when we had to drive into town (rural USA) with my wife in labor this is the vehicle I choose because of the above and I also own a V8 Touareg and a new VW Atlas. I just trust it.